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PRIMARY WORK: Performs official quality control and testing of building materials and construction equipment; issues quality control certificates, technical standards and regulations; maintains security control of lifts and building machines; and performs building inspections. The main laboratories focus on fire resistance, thermal physics, structural, mechanical, and chemical. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and fees for services. PUBLICATIONS: Bimonthly journal on building quality, research reports, list of publications, and standards and guidelines. TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BUDAPEST, FACULTY OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE Muegyetem rkp 3 1 em 1111 Budapest CONTACT: Otto Halasz, Dean of Civil Engineering Gyorgy Deak, Dean of Architecture MISSION: To serve as institution of higher education; the only institution that graduates certified civil engineers and architects. PRIMARY WORK: Performs research on construction and architecture, structural engineering and steel structures, geotechnics, road engineering, reinforced concrete, building materials, building operations and equipment, sanitary engineering, housing, and town - P annlng. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government and university. PUBLICATIONS: Research reports and journal articles. ICELAND BUILDING RESEARCH INSTITUTE Keldnaholt 110 Reykjavik CONTACT: Hakon Olafsson, Director MISSION: To serve as the government research and testing laboratory. PRIMARY WORK: Performs work in the areas of concrete, structural engineering, building technology, soil mechanics, road construction; performs cost analysis; and undertakes information documentation. SOURCE OF FINANCES: Government. PUBLICATIONS: Technical recommendations and research reports. 131